By Tammy Lindrum
I am the youngest daughter of Horace Lindrum, a past world snooker champion. Walter Lindrum was my great-uncle and godfather. Dolly Lindrum was my second cousin and godmother.
I was christened Tam and still have a copy of my commemorative certificate along with the silver christening cup from Dolly and Walter, which I must confess I need to clean.
Aunty Dolly rarely left Melbourne; however, she attended my first wedding in Narrabeen, NSW, as well as my dad’s funeral in 1974.
I particularly love the photo of me dancing with Bill Ellis, Aunty Dolly’s one and only husband, at their wedding, where I was the flower girl. Aunty Dolly had many boyfriends, and I had many uncles growing up, but her final resting place is together with Uncle Bill after we lost her on the 10th of January 2019.
Aunty Dolly and I shared a close relationship because of our love of animals and reminiscing family stories over a cup of tea and slice of cake, and when I couldn’t be in Melbourne, we spoke every Saturday at 10 a.m. I miss her immensely.
Please read my tribute to the exemplary and captivating Dolly Lindrum.